Today representatives of Delta Airlines, Honeywell Engines and Systems and Vibrant Corporation provided an informal briefing to staff of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Engine and Propulsion Directorate. The subject of the presentation and discussion was the application of Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) to newly manufactured and in-service aerospace components. Vibrant provided a summary of the PCRT technology’s development and capabilities. Delta and Honeywell presented the details and results of PCRT applications in their respective organizations and discussed plans for achieving FAA certification of PCRT and for expanding PCRT applications.
Vibrant is a spin off of Mechtronic Solutions, Inc. that has commercialized Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) for use in the aerospace and power generation industries. The PCRT technology, licensed from Magnaflux Quasar, is a revolutionary non-destructive testing technology that can determine if a component is structurally sound and fit for service. Vibrant has developed PCRT applications focused on the safety critical components found in the aerospace industry. These applications bring the power of PCRT to bear on new product quality control and in-service product degradation tracking. Vibrant is now performing testing services for several major aerospace manufacturers and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) firms.